Queens’ teens and young adults can now access a breadth of information on the city’s employment opportunities, free events and more all in one place.
Generation NYC, launched on Feb. 28, provides one portal to explore a depth of resources specific to New York City’s young people aged 13 to 24. The “mobile-first” website is accessible now by phone, tablet or computer.
The site is split into three primary sections: Topics, Inspirations and Trips. Under the “Topics” tab, adolescents can learn more about subjects including high school and college admissions, financial literacy, housing tips and mental health.
“Inspirations” offers a glimpse into the lives of other young New Yorkers who have achieved success. One of the stories currently featured on the site is Momo Ullah’s: a 20-year-old Hunter’s Point resident who overcame substance abuse problems and found a supportive community at the city’s LGBT Community Center.
Those interested in learning about the city’s cultural institutions or free events in their neighborhood can visit the “Trips” tab.
“Improving the health and well-being of our communities starts with our young people, and this groundbreaking, first-of-its-kind application is just one way New York is putting them first,” said first lady Chirlane McCray, who also serves as co-chair of the NYC Children’s Cabinet.
Councilman Peter Koo, who represents downtown Flushing and serves as chair of the Committee on Technology, said the platform will provide youth “a helping hand to prepare them for the responsibilities of the fast-paced life in New York City.”
“This generation of young people is fearlessly taking on the challenges of modern life with incredible courage and poise, so it is incumbent upon their government to make sure they have access to the resources they need to succeed,” he said.
Generation NYC is the next phase of the Growing Up NYC initiative launched by the NYC Children’s Cabinet: a multi-agency initiative created by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
View the Generation NYC website by clicking here.